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Independent Review Of Disgraceful Wembley Incidents By The Fa Commission For Euro 2020

In order to avoid a repeat of the “disgraceful scenes” at Wembley Stadium for the Euro 2020 final, the FA has commissioned an independent review.
Ticketless supporters gaining admission to the stadium and battling with stewards, police, and fellow fans ruined the match between England and Italy, who were playing in front of a home audience for the first time in 55 years.
The Metropolitan Police Service has issued an request for assistance in identifying ten males suspected of being involved in violence and rioting at England’s national stadium.
As MPs sought answers this week, UEFA began a disciplinary investigation into the events surrounding the match, which Italy won on penalties following a 1-1 draw. The FA also said a review will take place.
“We are committed to fully understand what transpired outside and subsequently inside Wembley Stadium at the UEFA EURO 2020 Final on Sunday 11 July 2021,” an FA spokeswoman said.
“An independent review led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock has been commissioned to report on the facts and circumstances involved,” we told DCMS over the weekend.
It will consult with all parties involved, as well as external specialists.
“A significant focus of the findings will be to guarantee that lessons are learned and that such heinous acts are never repeated,” says the report.
This week, Julian Knight MP, the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, sent a letter to Mark Bullingham, the FA’s executive, demanding an explanation for the “shocking” events at Wembley Stadium.
2:22 Sky Sports News Chief Correspondent Bryan Swanson says UEFA is “very dissatisfied” with the behavior of fans in and around Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. In a letter to Bullingham, Knight wrote: “The sights seen at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final were horrific.”
“The sheer number of people without tickets breaking through the temporary, and maybe insufficient, barriers and aggressively fighting stewards and police to make their way into the game was awful.”
“Reports on social media of hazardous crowds in the stalls and fearful youngsters being bullied by the intruders did not match the stadium’s claim that just a limited number of people were able to get inside without a ticket.”
“According to the FA,’security and stewarding numbers for the Euro 2020 final exceeded the criteria for the match and were more than any other previous event’ at the venue.”
“Obviously, the numbers were still insufficient,” Knight said, asking a series of questions on the FA’s plans for crowd control ahead of the game, giving Bullingham until Tuesday afternoon to respond.
Knight inquired, “What arrangements were in place for a potential’storming’ of the stadium, given the comparatively limited number of tickets available compared to the unprecedented nationwide interest in the event?”
What went wrong, exactly?
What kind of training did stewards receive in preparation for a circumstance like this?
Why weren’t permanent barricades erected to control the expected crowds?
How many persons were admitted to the stadium without a ticket in total?
To deal with the throng, how many a) stewards and b) Metropolitan police officers were stationed outside the stadium?
What steps were taken to remove those without tickets once they were admitted to the stadium, and how effective were they?
What are the consequences for those who assaulted the stewards and/or forced their way inside the stadium?
Harry Maguire, who was one of only two England players to score a penalty in the shootout, told The Sun that his father was left with suspected fractured ribs after getting trapped in a “stampede” instigated by ticketless fans at the game.
“We have to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” the defender added. The FA was charged with four charges by UEFA following the final.
These involve a spectator invading the field, supporters hurling objects, interruptions during the Italian anthem, and the igniting of pyrotechnics.

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